After a fantastic day in Mackinaw city it was time to take the ferry over to Mackinac island. There are two ferry choices and we decided on Sheplers-just look at the amazing dock:
I also liked that you could park all day for free and not have to worry about the car-many places had time limits on how long you could leave your car even on the street.
The boat was very quick and a calm ride on the day we went-I also liked that they gave a mini tour/history on the way over so it seemed like we were there in no time. On the way there we sat upstairs enjoying the fresh air and wind and on the way back opted to sit inside. Both were well kept and made for an enjoyable ride. I would recommend the ferry since it has a larger dock and more options overall for travel.